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Groundbreaking held Tuesday for home to honor SPC Shaun Robey, US Army (Ret)

Lexington, SC 09/13/2022 (Paul Kirby) – A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for a home being built for SPC Shaun Robey, US Army (Retired). The home, located in the Longview Subdivision in central Lexington County, is being built by Stanley Martin and is being paid for by Helping a Hero and their 100 Homes Challenge. Special guest at the ceremony included acclaimed recording star Lee Greenwood who sung the Star-Spangled Banner and his hit God Bless the USA.


SPC Robey, a native of Georgia, is an avid hunter and fisherman. He followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the military after school. His brother also served in the infantry in the US Army. In 2006, while deployed with the Army in Iraqi, and IED exploded and took out a truck that Robey was in with other soldiers. The explosion crushed his right foot and forced doctors to amputate his left leg along with other injuries. For his service in battle, Robey was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He is married to Ashton and the couple have 3 children.

Helping A Hero has built more than 100 homes in 24 states and is one of the top national charities building specially adapted homes for qualifying service members through partnerships made with builders, suppliers, patriots, and the veteran. Helping a Hero strives to engage the community in providing services and resources for wounded heroes and their families. Additionally, Helping A Hero provides support programs such as marriage retreats, caregiver retreats, recreational activities, and emergency needs grants.


Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops and noted conservationist, has pledged 25% of the cost of the next 100 homes and invites the American people and companies alike to join him in the 100 Homes Challenge. The public is invited to “Nominate a Hero”. Wounded heroes, in need of adaptive housing from the post 9-11 Global War on Terror are invited to complete a “Home Application”. Both forms are available on their website and can be completed online at www.helpingahero.org.


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